Korean J Transplant.  2020 Sep;34(3):151-153. 10.4285/kjt.2020.34.3.151.

Egocentric organ distribution: a compromise of moral duty

  • 1Department of Arts and Humanities, Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku, Ogwashi-Uku, Nigeria


Organ transplantation is one of the remarkable achievements of scientists in the 21st century. The rationale for organ transplantation is therapy for patients suffering from organ failure. This remarkable achievement of science is facing a challenge of organ shortage due egocentric organ distribution. Using the philosophical analysis method, we suggest that reciprocal altruism be integrated into the organ distribution pool to save candidates on the waiting list.


Universalisation of morals; Hypothetical imperative; Altruism and reciprocal organ donation; Altruism


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